Dundurn Bioblitz

Event Details

June 2nd, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dundurn (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan
Inventories and Monitoring

Be a citizen scientist for a day! NCC needs your help identifying species on one of our new properties located in central Saskatchewan. Identifying species helps us create a baseline inventory so that we can create a property management plan. We will learn how to use iNaturalist, a phone application, to identify species and enter data. Don’t worry – you don’t need a smart phone to participate and paper data forms will also be available!

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge! Experts welcome as well!

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling to the property with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here and add your car, or join a car. There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from. Happy travels!

 

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About Dundurn (Saskatoon)

The Dundurn Property is located in the Moist Mixed Prairie Ecoregion within the Moose Wood Sand Hills ecodistrict of the Saskatoon Prairie Natural Area. Dundurn consists of a total of 120 acres (48.5 ha) of rolling stabilized sand dunes covered by 53 acres (21.4 ha) of hardwood forest, 13 acres (5.3 ha) of shrubs and wet meadows, and the remaining 54 acres (21.8 ha) is native prairie. Dundurn has high conservation value due to the pristine nature of the habitat and its connectivity to surrounding native habitat and consists of a variety of other habitats including rolling stabilized sand dunes, forest and meadows. There are several species listed under the Species At Risk Act that are known to occur in the area including Hairy Prairie Clover. The property also provides excellent habitat for mammals such as White-tailed Deer, Mule Deer, Moose, and Elk. The property is directly adjacent to the large Dundurn military base which is native habitat.

What you will be doing

We will be using iNaturalist to identify species to create a baseline inventory for Dundurn's property management plan. This is a great opportunity to directly contribute to the conservation of this beautiful and unique property!

Why you will love it

Baseline inventories help us create property management plans, so that we can use the best possible methods to conserve the property. You get to be a citizen scientist for the day, while learning about a stunning ecological area!

Questions?

Contact Kayla Burak: kayla.burak@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

No experience required, hope to see you there! This is an opportunity to learn or test your knowledge! Experts welcome as well!

People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Dress in layers
  • Hat
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
Tools
  • Smart phone or tablet (if you have one, don't worry we will have paper data sheets too!)
Miscellaneous
  • Any necessary medication
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle